The richness of your undergraduate experience is based not only on academics (such as your courses and research) or your career preparation, but also in your engagement the life of the CS department and the UT campus. Faculty members create courses and organize curricula, but students define other important facets of the CS undergraduate experience. We encourage you to try out the activities and events organized by CS and other student organizations.
CS Student Organizations
There are multiple UTCS organizations for undergraduate students.
- Association for Computing Machinery Student Chapter (ACM) is the oldest organization for students studying and academics and professionals working in the field of computer science.
- Association of Black Computer Scientists (ABCS) seeks to create paths to educational and professional success in computer science for Black and other underrepresented students.
- Code Orange is an organization dedicated to enabling UT students to make a positive, lasting impact in the lives of children in underserved communities here in Austin through technical education, mentorship, and outreach.
- CS Roadshow visits local schools to share information about computing and computing careers.
- Electronic Game Developers Society (EGaDS!) is for students interested in computer and video game development.
- Freetail Hackers plans several hackathons each year, including HackTX, a 24-hour event for UT students to learn and explore technology.
- Hispanic Association of Computer Scientists (HACS) seeks to empower Hispanic students by providing opportunities to engage in leadership, networking and mentoring with peers, faculty and professionals in the area of computer science.
- Information Systems and Security Society (ISSS) is for students pursuing careers in information assurance.
- Mobile App Development (MAD) is for students engaged in the development of mobile applications.
- TX Convergent fosters collaboration within a multidisciplinary student body through hands-on projects, comprehensive education, and open-source philanthropic endeavors.
- Turing Scholars Student Association (TSSA) is the student organization for the Turing Scholars honors program.
- UTCS Ambassadors organize visits to the department for high school students interested in pursuing a UTCS degree.
- UTCS Competitive Programming Club represents UT at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.
- Women in Computer Science (WiCS) is a group of women and men who work to empower women in computer science and provide a supportive community to engage in both academic and social events.
The College of Natural Sciences, of which CS is a part, has more than 50 student organizations in which CS students also participate. UT has more than 1,000 active student organizations, which are coordinated by the Dean of Students Office.
Contact Liz Flynn Whittenton for additional information on UTCS student organizations.